Brain Game: Standing on the Podium

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We hope you aren't too sleepy from watching the Olympics to enjoy today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge. Good luck:

By changing one letter in each step to form English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert EARNS into MEDAL in the fewest possible steps.

E A R N S
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M E D A L

Here is an 8-step SOLUTION.

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August 1, 2012 - 3:30am
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